venipuncture

noun

ve·​ni·​punc·​ture ˈvē-nə-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce venipuncture (audio) ˈve- How to pronounce venipuncture (audio)
: surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for intravenous medication

Examples of venipuncture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add to this the frequency with which clinicians accidentally stick themselves in an emergency, and the potential benefits of a venipuncture robot becomes obvious. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 15 June 2021 The most common medical procedure in the world, venipuncture is also the most prone to failure. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 15 June 2021 One vine plunges a thick spine into my inner elbow with the precision of a phlebotomist doing a venipuncture. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, 5 Sep. 2019 In an interview last week before her lawsuit was filed, Brengle said that intense reactions to venipuncture have been an issue in her family for generations. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2018 Months after the last of her 2016 drug tests, Brengle was found to have complex regional pain syndrome induced by venipuncture. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

veni- + puncture entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of venipuncture was circa 1903

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“Venipuncture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venipuncture. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

venipuncture

noun
ve·​ni·​punc·​ture
variants also venepuncture
: surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for administration of intravenous fluids or drugs
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